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REF REVIEW SWANSEA – ARSENAL

By the referee team

  • SWANSEA CITY vs. ARSENAL
  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 21
  • DATE: 14th January 2017
  • VENUE: Liberty Stadium (Swansea, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Mike Jones
1st LINESMAN: Richard West
2nd LINESMAN: Mark Scholes
4th OFFICIAL: Oliver Langford

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
04:23 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Federico Fernandez (Swansea) Giroud blocked the jump of Fernandez.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)
05:36 Nathan Dyer (Swansea) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Dyer missed the ball with his sliding tackle and stepped on the foot of Monreal.

 

This should have been a yellow card against Dyer for committing reckless play, but no yellow card was shown.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST DYER.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

06:15 Jack Cork (Swansea) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Cork made a late standing tackle and brought down Monreal but Arsenal moved forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
11:56 Federico Fernandez (Swansea) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Fernandez had grabbed hold of Giroud with his arms.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
12:34 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Nathan Dyer (Swansea) Ramsey cleanly kicked the ball away with his tackle before coming together on Dyer. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal but was given.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
18:40 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Jack Cork (Swansea) Mustafi looked to have pushed Cork while attacking the corner kick. Not clear enough, agree with the ref.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)
20:32 Kyle Naughton (Swansea) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Naughton brought down Monreal with a late standing tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
22:07 Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Wayne Routledge (Swansea) Iwobi used his arms to push Routledge out of the way.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)
26:13 Fernando Llorente (Swansea) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Llorente jumped in the back of Ramsey.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
28:40 Kyle Naughton (Swansea) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Arsenal were on the counter attack when Naughton deliberately pulled down Sanchez from behind who was on the attack. The referee failed to play any advantage and no yellow card was shown against Naughton.

 

NO ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST NAUGHTON

-1 (ADVANTAGE)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

33:09 Fernando Llorente (Swansea) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Llorente pushed down Mustafi from the side.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
34:10 Nathan Dyer (Swansea) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Dyer made a late sliding tackle from behind on Monreal’s leg with part of his stud’s making contact. Dyer missed the ball before bringing Monreal down.

 

This should have been a second yellow card against Dyer which means that by now he should have been sent off, but no card was given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST DYER.

NO RED CARD AGAINST DYER.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

41:02 Wayne Routledge (Swansea) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Routledge pushed down Gabriel from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

42:55 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) Ki went down in the box after a tackle from Koscienly who pulled out of it. Only in the 3rd replay shown it was clear and conclusive that Ki went down without any foul contact (dived) after Koscienly clearly had pulled his leg back.

 

Given that the incident occurred quiet far away from the referee and the view of contact/non-contact was blocked some players ahead, it was an excellent decision. (Bonus points awarded)

 

07. Ki Penalty Dive

07. Ki Penalty Dive002

07. Ki Penalty Dive003

07. Ki Penalty Dive004

 

CORRECT NON-PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST KI.

3 (NON-PENALTY)

2 (BONUS)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 7

Number of Correct Fouls for Swansea – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 10 [10 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 1 [1 points]

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 1 [2 points]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 3 [6 points]

 

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 1 [3 points]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Penalties for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 1 [5 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 0

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
23:28 Fernando Llorente (Swansea) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) No replay or correct angle shown. Assumed correct. Assistant Referee Mark Scholes made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Offsides for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
36:54 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Goals for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 7+1+1+1+1+1+2= 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Swansea – 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 14 + 3 = 17

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 7+1+2+3+1+3+2 = 19

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Swansea – 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 19 + 3 = 22

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+1+3+1 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 6 + 0 = 6

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+1+6+3 = 11

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 11 + 0 = 11

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 17/(17+6) = 73.9%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 22/(22+11) = 66.6%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
47:42 Kyle Naughton (Swansea) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Naughton tripped Sanchez from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
57:40 Jack Cork (Swansea) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil was tripped down by Cork but Arsenal kept playing forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
58:04 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Kyle Naughton (Swansea) Sanchez was blocking the path of Naughton.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)

 

60:05 Fernando Llorente (Swansea) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Llorente pushed down Mustafi from the behind, as Arsenal maintained possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
62:17 Kyle Naughton (Swansea) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Naughton pushed Iwobi from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
65:58 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Federico Fernandez (Swansea) Ramsey pushed Fernandez from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)
76:53 Federico Fernandez (Swansea) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Fernandez pushed Ramsey from behind, as Arsenal moved forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
77:47 Leroy Fer (Swansea) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Fer made a very late challenge from the front on Ramsey. It was very reckless in nature, and very slightly close to a red card. But the referee made the correct decision of a yellow as it was not use of excessive force.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST FER.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

80:24 Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Wayne Routledge (Swansea) Gabriel tripped down Routledge with a sliding tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)
88:06 Wayne Routledge (Swansea) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Routledge tried to pull Gabriel from behind, as Arsenal played forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
91:35 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Borja Baston (Swansea) Mustafi looked to have pushed Baston. Not clear enough, agree with the ref.

CORRECT FOUL FOR SWANSEA.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Fouls for Swansea – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls –7 [7 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 0

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 4

Number of Correct Advantages for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 4 [4 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 1 [2 points]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 0

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
84:35 Borja Baston (Swansea) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) No replay or correct angle shown. Assumed correct. Assistant Referee Richard West made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Offsides for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
53:42 [OWN GOAL] Jack Cork (Swansea) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
66:43 [OWN GOAL] Kyle Naughton (Swansea) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
72:32 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Goals for Swansea – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 3 [9 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3+4+1+1+3 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Swansea – 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 12 + 4 = 16

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 3+4+2+1+9 = 19

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Swansea – 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 19 + 4 = 23

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Swansea –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 0 + 0 = 0

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Swansea – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 0 + 0 = 0

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 16/(16+0) = 100%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 23/(23+0) = 100%

 

Full Time (1st Half + 2nd Half) Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 14+12 = 26

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Swansea – 3+4 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 26 + 7 = 33

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 19+19 = 38

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Swansea – 3+4 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 38 + 7 = 45

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 6+0 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Swansea – 0+0 =0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 6 + 0 = 6

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 11+0 = 11

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Swansea – 0+0 = 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 11 + 0 = 11

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 33/(33+6) = 84.6%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 45/(45+11) = 80.3%

 

APPENDIX

Key Decisions in the Match Points
Advantage 1
Foul 1
Incorrect Corner 1
Incorrect Goal Kick 1
Incorrect Throw-in 1
Other (Ref Positioning, Injuries, Time Wasting, etc.) 1
Offside 1
Yellow Card 2
Red Card 3
Goal 3
Penalty 3

 

NOTE: FOR ANY WRONG DECISION MADE THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE POINTS AWARDED FOR THAT SPECIFIC KIND OF EVENT.

NOTE: ANY INCORRECT OR WRONG DECISION/NON-DECISION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED WITH A RED COLOUR.

NOTE: ANY DECISION THAT INVOLVES DOUBT IS HIGHLIGHTED AS BLUE IN COLOR.

NOTE: The word ‘FOR’ is used to show IN FAVOR OF.

NOTE: All the Laws Of The Game used are referenced directly from the following link. “LAWS OF THE GAME 2016-2017”

http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/60/Laws%20of%20the%20Game_16-17_Digital_Eng.pdf

Mike Jones was the ref.

Looking back at the review it looks as if Jones has a soft spot for Dyer as his name was mostly involved in his errors for some strange reason.

Dyer made a bit of a reckless challenge on Monreal and should have been given a yellow card after some 5 minutes. But nothing given. Then Ramsey kicked the ball away in front of Dyer who then tripped over the foot that Ramsey played the ball with but the ref gave a foul in favour of Dyer.  And around the half hour mark Dyer again made reckless challenge on Monreal that should have earned him another yellow card and that would have been his second. but nothing given.

In between the ref missed a foul off the ball when Naughton pulled down Alexis when Arsenal was doing a counter attack but he missed it and missed the yellow card that should have been given.

The moment of the match from the ref his point of view was the non-penalty decision he had to make. Ki went down in the Arsenal penalty area. It looked like a foul but if you look at the third clip you can see that Koscielny pulled his leg back and didn’t touch Ki with his swinging leg. So it was Ki who used Koscielny’s other leg to trip himself. A foul against Ki and a yellow card on top of it. Given the position and the number of players around the incident this was one hell of a decision to make!

Score in the first half = 73.9% and 66.6% (Weighted) Below average.

Moving on to the second half. And I really do think that ref Jones was so delighted with his excellent spot in the penalty decision that he decided to make no more errors in this match.

Yes we could not find any error anymore from the ref! Of course the way the match went and Arsenal scoring a second goal and a third one was the signal for Swansea to more or less give up in this match. But still a ref has to remain focussed to see the fouls and call them.

The Second Half Score: 100% and 100% (Weighted) Perfect!

Over the 90 minutes the score was:  84.6% and 80.3% (Weighted) Very good.

There was 1 correct major decision of the non-penalty of Ki Diving against Arsenal in the box.

There was 1 wrong major decision, when no second yellow card was shown against Dyer for committing for 2 reckless fouls. But looking back at the whole match we can forgive him this easily.

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12 comments to REF REVIEW SWANSEA – ARSENAL

  • Mandy Dodd

    Overall, sounds a pretty good performance from the ref.
    Brave, and good decision on the Ki dive…..just a shame other refs in our games this season have not been so courageous.
    No doubt Mike Riley will give this ref a stern ticking off after this performance.

  • bjtgooner

    Another excellent review.

    I fear for Jones – 4th division next week?

  • Gf60

    I think that this is the first time ever that a ref improved his score in the second half. Any merit in the thought that refs should do one half only and then swap places with the 4th official? The 4th is like the tits on a bull (unless he happens to be Taylor!) so it might be an improvement. Thoughts?

  • ARSENAL 13

    @bjtgooner.

    No no….Fear for 4th division, it’s Jones next week!!!!!

  • WalterBroeckx

    We were out of the title race and see… the refs suddenly improve. We go back to second place if we win against Burnley and look…. the ref is bad and extremely biased…. nah, will be a coincidence I think….

  • Norman14

    According to the Neil Ashton Bullshit Weekly on Sky this morning, Chelsea only have to beat Liverpool midweek and the title race is over.

    So, we are not even in it, Walter 😉

  • Mandy Dodd

    Fair play to Wenger for doing his job through this shite. He will know exactly what goes on , yet soldiers on regardless.
    thats always the pattern, when Arsenal threaten, as they did by beating Chelsea 3-0, there is an intervention, but it seems we are allowed to get on with finishing between 2nd and 4th…..perhaps buying the silence of some, if not our manager.

  • Pat

    What Walter says is true – but I’m still very excited to see such a good referee performance. So rare!

  • Robido

    There was an interesting article in the telegraph which described how refs are judged by a remote panel. It mentioned some 300 decisions per game (if memory serves me right) which would explain the very high correctness score. It does not say which decisions are included but it sounds like a lot. Includes correct throw ins, every foul\non foul situation, obvious not offside etc etc.

    Apologies for not having a link but I can’t find it. I did put the paper itself to one side but suspect it now forms guinea pig bedding. Perhaps someone who will admit to reading the telegraph can provide a link to this article – it seems to give a really good insight to how refs are monitored.

    As an aside how many red cards we agree with were rescinded by the FA? Does this curtail the willingness to card?

  • para

    42:55 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) Very close, he was tripped a little but was already falling anyway. Could have gone differently with another ref.

  • John L

    Atkinson, Dean, Clattenburg, Taylor, and Moss would have definitely given a penalty, with at least a yellow card for Laurent.

  • Gord

    OT: Corruption News

    In my occasional searches for news on the football corruption front, I can’t say I’ve ever run across the New Times from Rwanda before. Anyway, they are in the news with a story, and I don’t see evidence that this story is being carried any where else.

    How I read it (at least in part), is that efforts to bring in technology (goal line, video, …) are in part a conspiracy to keep third world nations from being successful in either having their own professional football league, or in competing against other nations for the World Cup.

    Which is a unique point of view. If their only source of income is a grant from FIFA, and the only sources for this technology are companies in rich, “western” countries; it is easily possible that the cost of implementing such systems is beyond their means.

    http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-01-28/207500/

    In any event, another feeling I get from the article, is that corruption is still alive and well at FIFA.

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